PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Hall Report –
Hall Projects (in priority order):
Some grading and additional gravel needed on parking areas.
Front ramp needing paint again.
Repainting under eves of hall
Northeast side roof needs additional screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Kitchen counters need refinished
Six party rentals on the books. Chaps, Gamers and Zumba still have long term contracts.
Mower has been taken home for service (running rough and needs lubricated)and will be returned to the shed for next mowing.
AGRICULTURE – Irrigation water supplies are looking much better in most of Oregon. Even farmers in Klamath basin are getting water. Also, a recent NOAA study of fish passage in the lower Snake river showed that 90+% of fish swimming upstream successfully pass the four dams on the lower Snake River and survival rates for young fish passing downstream is above 95% at each of the four dams and above 75% past all 4 dams. The study has put a damper on some of the demands to remove the four dams but has not eliminated the threat.
EDUCATION - In a continuing saga Governor Kotek has stepped up efforts to align reading/literacy instruction in Oregon with current research that shows teaching old fashioned phonics is critical. The current action is in the Legislature where an effort to align teacher education in the State University system with the new/old research is underway.
LEGISLATIVE - Big new here is the Legislative walkout by Senate Republican caucus and Sen. Boquist. The current argument is who gets to determine what bills are voted on when. Republicans say they will only show up to vote on bills they like, Democrats say they are in the majority and have the right to schedule votes on all the bills in the pipeline whether Republicans like them or not. The real argument is about policy, particularly hot button issues such as climate change response, treatment of minority populations, response to crime and criminals, waste of state money and etc.
COMMUNITY SERVICE –
Ag Fest was successful as usual. Thanks go to State President Jay Sexton for organizing, and tolerating me. (Seems I poured a watering can on him). Also thanks to Maplewood members who participated.
Cemetery looking pretty good after cleanup
Supplies delivered to Veteran’s Village.
Bring to MAY Meeting: Goodie Basket Ticket Sales, Veterans Village supplies donation items, and Warm blankets & clothing (for the OSG Youth community project).
POMONA REPORT - next meeting July 22nd at Harding.
COMMUNICATIONS – Betty
TREASURERS REPORT -
Bills – Dan
Broken mower throttle 18.00
Light bulbs 27.98
Paint supplies 6.97
Secretary of State corporation bill $50.00
TABLED BUSINESS - Bike rodeo idea
Bayless family fundraiser – what if anything is needed
PA system in dance hall cost estimates – Scotts estimate was under $100, told him to go ahead
Spring cleaning day
Parking lot rock ($500 a load)
Property line – no change
Foster birthday parties
2024 community dinner proposal
MEMBERS SICK OR IN DISTRESS:
GOOD OF THE ORDER: “In my older face, I see my life. My face carries all my memories. Why should I erase them? Diane Von Furstenberg